Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Pure Sunshine . .


Tall, beautiful sunflowers growing in the walled vegetable garden here at the Hamilton Gardens. The sunlight was shining through the leaves and petals, it is such a gorgeous sight.




A burst of sunshine - cheerful faces, always a hit with the children who come into the garden. We do loose the occasional bloom and veges, but it is not to bad really, considering the number of visitors.



The pollen looks like golden droplets, the petals like velvet - such perfection . .
Look at all those yummy seeds - we leave the flower heads on for as long as possible for the birds, but with this garden being part of the actual Gardens and a public place, it cannot look to untidy !! Many people visit every day - we sell the produce once a week for a very low price, it is popular with the students and older folk who make the trip down especially to buy seasonal veges.




6 comments:

Cabbage Tree Farm said...

Very nice. The sunflowers are doing quite well at my place too, some big heads of seed for the chooks.

Cally said...

I've often wondered what happen to the produce.I kinda assumed it went to staff or students.

Cliff W said...
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Cliff W said...

As we experience another icy spell with everything freezing up again, it warms the soul to see your great photos and to read that the warmth of the sun is still weaving its magic elsewhere. Take care ; )

doris said...

Gorgeous! They almost don't look real they are so perfect.

llswink said...

Taken in the style of Monet, you chose a backlit subject, and the result was gorgeous!